True Colors Food and Clothes Distribution Outreach
Jan
1
to Dec 31

True Colors Food and Clothes Distribution Outreach

Beginning in January 2019 we will be distributing food and clothes on a monthly basis to different youth and senior LGBTQ+ facilities and centers. We will be supplying food, clothes, care packages, and specific items indicative to those we are serving at that time. if you are interested in becoming part of the Food and Clothes distribution outreach program please let us know

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True Colors Writing & Art Workshop
Jan
13
to Dec 29

True Colors Writing & Art Workshop

  • Tucosn, AZ Gallery 2SUN (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Do you want to paint with all the colors of the wind, or find yourself expressing better through words?

The Colby Olsen Foundation is really excited to announce our True Colors Writing + Art Workshop. This workshop was created to express yourself through art, poetry, and countless exercises that encourages your personal growth and challenges to inspire others.

Join Lee Balan every Sunday, starting January 13th , from 12-2 at Gallery 2SUN, where he will be conducting many activities focusing on writing, self esteem and art.

Let Lee utilize all of his different disciplines to help you find a more artistic, original way of expressing yourself, because what’s more beautiful then loving you!

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The Drag Races 2019
Apr
27
11:00 AM11:00

The Drag Races 2019

The main event is a sprint race by the best-dressed runners you'll ever find: Drag Queens! On top of the drag race, we'll have a DJ, food trucks, wine created by us, local beer, and the annual release of our Drag Queen--a wine co-fermented with our very own hops. It'll be a wine dressed up like a beer!

Anyone can run! Show up in your best drag with your sexiest running heels and be ready to race!

A portion of our proceeds go to support the Colby Olsen Foundation, an organization dedicated to bringing awareness to the issues surrounding our LGBTQ community. Come drink and support!

$20 includes event entry, lunch ticket, souvenir wine glass, and wine tasting.



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Tucson's Got Talent 5th Showcase
Jun
2
5:00 PM17:00

Tucson's Got Talent 5th Showcase

The Colby Olsen foundation is excited to Announce the Tucson’s got Talent 2019 Series! Join us as we celebrate this new year with our 5th Tucson’s got Talent event. . Our Second Tucson’s got Talent event of the year will be held on June 2nd from 5-8pm at La Cocina. As tradition, this will be a youth and all ages event, so no matter the age, now is your chance to have fun AND help raise money for The Colby Olsen Foundation!

CASTING CALL NOW!

All Contestants perform free of charge!

Here’s how it works:

1- Enter to be a contestant

2- Choose a performance

3- Practice. You can bring props, dancers, or whatever else might help you win!

4- Our Judges will select one youth winner from ages 10- 15, 16-20 and one adult winner age 21+.

Casting call ends on May 7th. You may apply online at: https://www.colbyolsenfoundation.org/contestant.

You must sign up and send your music over to Kevin DeCook at kdecook@icloud.com before May 7th.

Showcasing the show as our MC will be the remarkable former Mrs. Tucson America Janee' Starr - AZ's #1 A.I. Barbie Doll with the help of the Host, HOK’s stunning Or'ion Steele!

Remember, All proceeds go the Colby Olsen Foundation and we thank you for your participation and support.

$5 at the door gets you in unless your under 13, then your free!

All U of A and Pima Community College students can enter for free with a valid student ID.

We Are Better Together!

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Tucson's Got Talent 6th Showcase
Sep
15
5:00 PM17:00

Tucson's Got Talent 6th Showcase

The Colby Olsen foundation is excited to Announce the Tucson’s got Talent 2019 Series! Join us as we celebrate this new year with our 4th Tucson’s got Talent event. Our First Tucson’s got Talent event of the year will be held on September 15th from 5-8pm at La cocina. As tradition, this will be a youth and all ages event, so no matter the age, now is your chance to have fun AND help raise money for The Colby Olsen Foundation!

CASTING CALL NOW!

All Contestants perform free of charge!

Here’s how it works:

1- Enter to be a contestant

2- Choose a performance

3- Practice. You can bring props, dancers, or whatever else might help you win!

4- Our Judges will select one youth winner from ages 10- 15, 16-20 and one adult winner age 21+.


Showcasing the show as our MC will be the remarkable former Mrs. Tucson America Janee' Starr - AZ's #1 A.I. Barbie Doll with the help of the Hosts; HOK’s stunning Or'ion Steele and Mr. National Capital Cities, Dvyne Reddboijr Valentino!

Remember, All proceeds go the Colby Olsen Foundation and we thank you for your participation and support.

$10 at the door gets you in unless your under 13, then your free!

All U of A and Pima Community College students can enter for free with a valid student ID.

We Are Better Together!

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Tucson's Got Talent 4th Showcase
Mar
2
2:00 PM14:00

Tucson's Got Talent 4th Showcase

The Colby Olsen foundation is excited to Announce the Tucson’s got Talent 2019 Series! Join us as we celebrate this new year with our 4th Tucson’s got Talent event. As we continue to grow we are honored to announce our newest partnership with The Loft Cinema. Our First Tucson’s got Talent event of the year will be held on March 2nd from 2-6pm. As tradition, this will be a youth and all ages event, so no matter the age, now is your chance to have fun AND help raise money for The Colby Olsen Foundation!

Showcasing the show as our MC will be the remarkable former Mrs. Tucson America Janee' Starr - AZ's #1 A.I. Barbie Doll with the help of the Hosts; HOK’s stunning Or'ion Steele and Mr. National Capital Cities, Dvyne Reddboijr Valentino!

Performers are as followed:

• The notorious HOK Group

• Reigning beauty Miss Tucson Pride & Miss

National Capital Cities, Scott Lady-Ashley

• Our dashing Mr. Tucson Pride, Rexx Pilots (Cain Pierce)

• Show stopping Mrs. Gay Arizona America, Adriana Galliano

• The most Delectable fruit in the desert, Apple Q Bottoms

• And the Spookiest, baddest witch in town, Jenna DuMay!

During the intermission, all contestants will be encouraged to participate in our Fashion show. So bring you’re A game, as all eyes will be on you! Savers will be providing outfit to all that participate, free of charge! More details will be posted later, so stay tuned!

CASTING CALL NOW!

Performers 18 and over will be able to enter at $15 for a solo performance and $20 for a group performance . All Contestants under 18 perform free of charge!

Here’s how it works:

1- Enter to be a contestant

2- Choose a performance

3- Practice. You can bring props, dancers, or whatever else might help you win!

4- Our Judges will select one youth winner from ages 10- 15, 16-20 and one adult winner age 21+.

Amazing Cash Prizes!!

Remember, All proceeds go the Colby Olsen Foundation and that we thank you for your participation and support.

$5 at the door gets you in unless your under 13, then your free!

We Are Better Together

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The 2nd Annual Thanksgiving Dinner
Nov
21
2:00 PM14:00

The 2nd Annual Thanksgiving Dinner

Colby loved the togetherness and love that surrounds this holiday. Sadly, many people in the community do not have a place to go where they can celebrate and simply be themselves. It is with this dinner that we hope to, once again, bring the LGBTQ+ community together and share this very special holiday.

Last year, the Colby Olsen Foundation held our 1st Annual Thanksgiving Dinner with the anticipation of providing a space for displaced individuals within the Tucson community. With the help of many volunteers and local businesses, we successfully fed over 200 people.

This year, with the help of our sponsors & volunteers we wish to expand our offerings and anticipate an attendance of 300+ individuals.

We would like to thank The Historic Y, IBT’s, ABC Pet Clinic, Master Mixx, Doctor Smiles Orthodontics, Reveille Men’s Chorus and State Farm - Chris Cronkite for helping make this event a success.

There will also be a special performance by the Reveille Men’s Chorus!

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Kinky Boots Showing at the Loft Cinema's
Sep
22
4:00 PM16:00

Kinky Boots Showing at the Loft Cinema's

The Loft Cinema along with The Colby Olsen Foundation invite you to join them for an evening of enchantment September 22nd, 2018, as they partner to screen the film version of Kinky Boots(2005). 

This feature based on a true story, centers around Charlie Price(Joel Edgerton) facing the impending shut down of the Northampton shoe factory that his family has owned and operated for generations. Feeling at a loss, Charlie has a chance encounter with Lola, a flamboyant drag cabaret star( Chiwetal Ejiofer). While striking an unlikely partnership, her desire for stylish yet kinky boots for herself and her drag colleagues provides a glimmer of hope for the factory and its employees. 

For more information, please visit:
Loftcinema.org


Screening will take place at The Loft Cinema (3233 E. Speedway Blvd.) Special Pre- show at 4:30 pm, Featuring local Dance troupe H.O.K, Hosted by former Miss Gay Tucson America 2016, Allonna Dee.

Movie Screening begins at 5 p.m. in Theatre 1. Seating is open and unreserved. The Loft has plenty of free parking. 

Admission : General Admission: $9.75, Student &Teacher with ID: $8.00, Child $6.75, Military with ID $8.00, Senior $6.75, Loft Members $6.00 

ALL PROCEEDS GO TO THE COLBY OLSEN FOUNDATION

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3rd Tucson's Got Talent Benefit
Sep
9
5:00 PM17:00

3rd Tucson's Got Talent Benefit

The 3rd TUCSON'S GOT TALENT benefiting The Colby Olsen Foundation is approaching! 

The event will be held at La Cocina (201 N Court Ave Tucson, AZ 85701) on Sunday, September 9th at 5pm! 

Performers 10 and over are able to participate this time! 
Age Groups will be slightly different this time around, and are listed as so:

10-15
16-20
21+

Whether you are comfortable performing or even If you have never performed before, (but you really have the urge to), now is your chance to have fun AND help raise money for The Colby Olsen Foundation! 

Dancer, Comedian, Actor, Drag Family, Singer, or whatever your talent is, this is an open casting call for all performances!

Performers 10-20 will be able to enter the contest for free! Performers 21 and over will be able to enter at $15 for solo and $20 for a group.

There is a $5 cover if you aren’t performing, under 13 get in FREE!

Here’s how it works:
1- Contact to enter and for call times
Youth (13-20) - Text Marquez Johnson at (520) 272-3195 or on Facebook
Adults (21+) - Message Booby Chaplin or Daniel Molina on Facebook
2- Choose a performance
3- Practice. You can bring props, dancers, or whatever else might help you win!
4- The crowd will select one youth winner, one mid age winner and one adult winner.

Youth Prize- TBA Cash Prize
Mid Range Prize- TBA Cash Prize
Adult Prize- TBA Cash Prize

PLUS! In addition to these prizes, each winner will receive a Makeover courtesy of English Salon Spa which includes a Haircut and Color by one of their super-talented stylists PLUS makeup application to complete your new look!

GOOD LUCK!
And remember! ALL tips, cover charges and entry fees PLUS a portion of all food and drink sales go directly to The Colby Olsen Foundation!

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Dreamcatcher Annual Festival
Aug
19
5:00 PM17:00

Dreamcatcher Annual Festival

Colby Olsen Foundation
Dreamcatcher Annual Festival
$5 Cover at Door
All Ages Event
Come support local artists, authors, writers, speakers and performers. 
Please invite your friends. 

All proceeds benefit the Colby Olsen Foundation. The mission of the Colby Olsen Foundation is to raise awareness about issues that affect LGBTQ Youth & Seniors in our community.

Thank you to our sponsors Animal Birth Control of Tucson, DJ Master Mixxaz and La Cocina

See bios for Performers, Entertainers, Speakers, Artist, Authors and more on the vents Bio page!

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Treat YO Self
Jul
30
9:00 AM09:00

Treat YO Self

-Free haircuts for LGBTQ+ at-risk and homeless youth.
-confidence building event
- 7-8 local stylists donating time-

“Treat yo’self!”
7/30/18 9am-3pm last appt at 2
English Salon Spa
27 N. Scott Ave.
520.777.8997
Clients should call English Salon Spa to book appointment.
-Free haircuts for LGBTQ+ at-risk and homeless youth.
-confidence building event
- 7-8 local stylists donating time-

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 2nd LIP SYNC BATTLE
Jun
10
5:00 PM17:00

2nd LIP SYNC BATTLE

The 2nd LIP SYNC BATTLE benefiting The Colby Olsen Foundation is approaching! 

The event will be held at La Cocina (201 N Court Ave Tucson, AZ 85701) on Sunday, June 10th at 5pm! 

This time, Performers 13 and over are able to participate! Whether you are comfortable performing or even If you have never performed before, (but you really have the urge to), now is your chance to have fun AND help raise money for The Colby Olsen Foundation!

Performers 13-20 will be able to enter the contest for free! Performers 21 and over will be able to enter at $15 for solo and $20 for a group.

There is a $5 cover if you aren’t performing, under 13 get in FREE!

Here’s how it works:
1- Contact to enter and for call times
Youth (13-20) - Text MJ @(520)272-3195
Adults (21+) - Message Diva (Tatiana Blanco) on Facebook
2- Choose a song to perform.
3- Practice. You can bring props, dancers, or whatever else might help you win!
4- The crowd will select one youth winner and one adult winner.

Youth Prize- $100 CASH! 
Adult Prize- 2 Roundtrip Southwest Airlines tickets to anywhere in the US!
PLUS! In addition to these prizes, each winner will receive a Makeover courtesy of English Salon Spa which includes a Haircut and Color by one of their super-talented stylists PLUS makeup application to complete your new look!

GOOD LUCK!
And remember! ALL tips, cover charges and entry fees PLUS a portion of all food and drink sales go directly to The Colby Olsen Foundation!

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The Drag Races 2018
Apr
21
11:00 AM11:00

The Drag Races 2018

The main event is a sprint race by the best-dressed runners you'll ever find: Drag Queens! On top of the drag race, we'll have a DJ, food trucks, wine created by us, beer by Dillinger Brewing, and the annual release of our Drag Queen--a wine co-fermented with our very own hops. It'll be a wine dressed up like a beer!

Anyone can run! Show up in your best drag with your sexiest running heels and be ready to race!

A portion of our proceeds go to support the Colby Olsen Foundation, an organization dedicated to bringing awareness to the issues surrounding our LGBTQ community. Come drink and support!

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Rainbow Ball
Apr
4
to Apr 5

Rainbow Ball

  • 616 North 4th Avenue Tucson, AZ, 85705 United States (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

WEDNESDAY APRIL 4TH 2018 AT 9PM
IBT's, Viva La Diva, and The Colby Olsen Foundation
present

THE RAINBOW BALL
Come out and celebrate life with us ♥ Wear all sorts of COLOR! Show us your BRIGHT side 🌈
We will be featuring some AMAZING talent!!! Featuring some hometown favorites as well as some FABULOUS new faces ♥ 
Joining us that night: Mr Tucson Pride Kriis Dikay, Bianca Difonsi, Isis D. Frost, Zavala D Blanco, Raquel Blanco, Justin Deeper, Allonna Dee, Elisiana Ayon, The Ladies of The Drop Studio - Allison Dubose, Monique Arvizu, Anjelica Escarcega, Jeena Doucure, Lisa Leon, Queerella Deville, Omen Dikay, Dvyne Reddboijr Valentino, Miss Nature, Aria, Or'ion Steele and your hostess Miss Tucson Pride DIVA! 

DJ DARVIZ mixing the music all night long! See you there!

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